Originally written on It's Always Sunny in Detroit  |  Last updated 11/18/14
In one of the better sports traditions around, Derrick Nix joined the company of many Spartan greats before him by kissing the Spartan helmet (or the ‘S’ in prior years) on Senior Night – his last home game as a Spartan. Nix didn’t have the most illustrious career in green and white, but you have to tip your hat to his work ethic.  And you don’t have to look any further than his footwork in the post and his foul shooting.  The now-270 pounder’s agility in the post is better than most his size.  His foul shooting has improved from 27% as a freshman to 53% as a sophomore, 58% as a junior and now 74% as a senior.  Also very notable, since coming in as a freshman, he lost 70 pounds. Way to work, big man.  You’ll be missed. And of course, Tom Izzo’s fatherly hug. The emotion is part of what makes him one of the (if not thee) best.
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